YESTERDAY was a special Father’s Day for first-time dad Mitchell Wotton as he celebrated the birth of his daughter Isabella.
She was due to be born yesterday but couldn’t wait and was born on Saturday afternoon.
“It’s a good Father’s Day present,” Mr Wotton said.
Born at 2.40pm on Saturday, Isabella weighed 3490 grams and was 50 centimetres long.
“It was 15 hours for a natural birth and then she got her head stuck,” Mr Wotton said.
Mum Chantelle Glohe eventually gave birth to baby Isabella by caesarean section.
When the Central Western Daily arrived at Orange hospital’s women’s and infants ward yesterday Isabella was sleeping soundly with mum and dad close by.
Mr Wotton said he was keen to be a hands-on dad and was already on “nappy duty”.
“Practice makes perfect, I’ve only had to change three nappies so far,” he said.
Mr Wotton said he had received a lot of baby advice from Ms Glohe’s mother Maree and sister Kaylah.
“I’m still new to it all I guess, I’ll listen and learn if someone’s got advice to give. I’ve got a lot of learning to do I guess but it’s exciting as well,” he said.
A tired Ms Glohe said it would be a few more days until she and Isabella got to go home.
The Clifton Grove couple have been together for eight years and said they were looking forward to the future with Isabella.